Has 2020 been scary enough for you?
Someone even suggested canceling Halloween, since the horror is so real. They have a point.
Covid, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, landslides, flooding … it’s been one of those years. Nobody wants more horrors.
The mainstream media tries to keep us in fear. I have no idea what is true and what isn’t. Is anyone telling the truth? Who knows?
It has been a difficult year. In January, we were looking forward to blessings. Instead, we got shut down at the beginning of March.
That’s one way to look at it.
Thankfully, there’s another way to see 2020 (the pun just happened).
- God never changes. For I am the LORD, I change not (Malachi 3:6a).
- He is faithful. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God (Deuteronomy 7:9a).
- The Lord is active in the affairs of His people. The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men (Psalm 11:4).
- God rules the world. He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah (Psalm 66:7).
This doesn’t mean that Christians won’t go through some lean years. These have always happened, and they always will—until the milennium, which will be amazing. (See Revelation 20:2-6.)
Until then, Christians need to trust the Lord. I am preaching to myself, too.
Our family has seen so many answers to prayer since this all started that it’s impossible to ignore the Lord’s hand in our lives. We praise Him.
A friend shared this verse, which seems especially appropriate in this scary year, 2020: In the fear of (respect for) the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge (Proverbs 14:26).
Are you God’s child? But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12).
If you have received Jesus as your personal Savior from sin, you have this place of refuge. Be encouraged today.
If you would like to read more about the good news of salvation, you might enjoy this post.